In Which the Times Feels Guilty About Almost Killing a Bird


Today there was major drama at the New York Times tower — and sadly it wasn’t another guy trying to climb the building’s steely exoskeleton. It was a bird. That, like, hit a window. This afternoon, a red-tailed hawk smashed into the glassy atrium of the Times’ midtown offices and all news stopped in its wake. The paper devoted nearly 400 words to describing the dramatic animal rescue (which essentially involved putting the bird in a box and waiting for a falconer to arrive). The hawk was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator in Massapequa, Long Island, who will evaluate the its condition. We’re sure Arthur Sulzberger Jr. is waiting breathlessly for the results. [City Room/NYT]